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Heidi Prather, DO

Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Neurology

Specialty Areas

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Orthopedic Medicine - Performing Artists
Spine
Physiatry

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Non-operative management of spine, sports and general musculoskeletal injuries, spine, pelvis and joint problems related to pregnancy, women's sports injuries, incontinence and pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, dance injuries, performing arts medicine

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Institute and Spine Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 12
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-514-3500

Suite: B
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Education

Education

Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 1995
Medical Degree: University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 1991
B.A., Bio / Chem: Drury College, Springfield, Missouri 1987

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Anxiety in the orthopedic patient: using PROMIS to assess mental health.
Beleckas CM, Prather H, Guattery J, Wright M, Kelly M, Calfee RP
Qual Life Res. 2018 May 8; doi: 10.1007/s11136-018-1867-7.

PMID:
    29740783
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Relative Prevalence of Anxiety and Depression in Patients With Upper Extremity Conditions.
Beleckas CM, Wright M, Prather H, Chamberlain A, Guattery J, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Jun; 43(6)571.e1-571.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.12.006.

PMID:
    29395589
    [PubMed - in process]
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Change in Function, Pain, and Quality of Life Following Structured Nonoperative Treatment in Patients With Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: A Systematic Review.
Tetreault LA, Rhee J, Prather H, Kwon BK, Wilson JR, Martin AR, Andersson IB, Dembek AH, Pagarigan KT, Dettori JR, Fehlings MG
Global Spine J. 2017 Sep; 7(3 Suppl)42S-52S. doi: 10.1177/2192568217700397.

PMID:
    29164032
    [PubMed]
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Anxiety and Insomnia in Young and Middle-Aged Adult Hip Pain Patients With and Without Femoroacetabular Impingement and Developmental Hip Dysplasia.
Prather H, Creighton A, Sorenson C, Simpson S, Reese M, Hunt D, Rho M
PM R. 2018 May; 10(5)455-461. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.10.007.

PMID:
    29111466
    [PubMed - in process]
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Traumatic brain injury in the prodromal period of Parkinson's disease: A large epidemiological study using medicare data.
Camacho-Soto A, Warden MN, Searles Nielsen S, Salter A, Brody DL, Prather H, Racette BA
Ann Neurol. 2017 Nov; 82(5)744-754. doi: 10.1002/ana.25074.

PMID:
    29024046
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Isotretinoin and Timing of Procedural Interventions: A Systematic Review With Consensus Recommendations.
Spring LK, Krakowski AC, Alam M, Bhatia A, Brauer J, Cohen J, Del Rosso JQ, Diaz L, Dover J, Eichenfield LF, Gurtner GC, Hanke CW, Jahnke MN, Kelly KM, Khetarpal S, Kinney MA, Levy ML, Leyden J, Longaker MT, Munavalli GS, Ozog DM, Prather H, Shumaker PR, Tanzi E, Torres A, Velez MW, Waldman AB, Yan AC, Zaenglein AL
JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Aug 1; 153(8)802-809. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2077.

PMID:
    28658462
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Association of Hip Radiograph Findings With Pain and Function in Patients Presenting With Low Back Pain.
Prather H, Cheng A, Steger-May K, Maheshwari V, VanDillen L
PM R. 2018 Jan; 10(1)11-18. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.06.003.

PMID:
    28629805
    [PubMed - in process]
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ASDS Guidelines Task Force: Consensus Recommendations Regarding the Safety of Lasers, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Energy Devices, and Skin Surgery During and After Isotretinoin Use.
Waldman A, Bolotin D, Arndt KA, Dover JS, Geronemus RG, Chapas A, Iyengar S, Kilmer SL, Krakowski AC, Lawrence N, Prather HB, Rohrer TE, Schlosser BJ, Kim JYS, Shumaker PR, Spring LK, Alam M
Dermatol Surg. 2017 Oct; 43(10)1249-1262. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001166.

PMID:
    28498204
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hip and Lumbar Spine Physical Examination Findings in People Presenting With Low Back Pain, With or Without Lower Extremity Pain.
Prather H, Cheng A, Steger-May K, Maheshwari V, Van Dillen L
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Mar; 47(3)163-172. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.6567.

PMID:
    28158964
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Laser Safety in Isotretinoin Use: A Survey of Expert Opinion and Practice.
Prather HB, Alam M, Poon E, Arndt KA, Dover JS
Dermatol Surg. 2017 Mar; 43(3)357-363. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001019.

PMID:
    28005622
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Gender-Dependent Differences in Hip Range of Motion and Impingement Testing in Asymptomatic College Freshman Athletes.
Czuppon S, Prather H, Hunt DM, Steger-May K, Bloom NJ, Clohisy JC, Larsen R, Harris-Hayes M
PM R. 2017 Jul; 9(7)660-667. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.10.022.

PMID:
    27840297
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Picosecond laser with specialized optic for facial rejuvenation using a compressed treatment interval.
Khetarpal S, Desai S, Kruter L, Prather H, Petrell K, Depina J, Arndt K, Dover JS
Lasers Surg Med. 2016 Oct; 48(8)723-726. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22551.

PMID:
    27546378
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Poster 151 Impairments in Sleep and Anxiety in Patients with Intra-Articular, Non-Arthritic Hip Pain.
Prather H, Creighton AP, Rho ME, Reese ME, Hunt DM, Simpson S
PM R. 2016 Sep; 8(9S)S211. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.07.192.

PMID:
    27672917
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Girdle Pain in the Athlete.
Prather H, Cheng A
PM R. 2016 Mar; 8(3 Suppl)S45-60. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.12.009.

PMID:
    26972267
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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North American Spine Society Presidential Address.
Prather H
Spine J. 2016 Feb; 16(2)131-5. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.11.018.

PMID:
    26592486
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Development of Hypertrophy in Port-Wine Stains, a Common Phenomenon that Affects Treatment Recommendations.
Prather HB, Arndt KA
Dermatol Surg. 2015 Nov; 41(11)1246-8. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000524.

PMID:
    26506068
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prospective Player-Reported Injuries in Female Youth Fast-Pitch Softball Players.
Smith MV, Davis R, Brophy RH, Prather H, Garbutt J, Wright RW
Sports Health. 2015 Nov-Dec; 7(6)497-503. doi: 10.1177/1941738115606058.

PMID:
    26502442
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ask the Authors.
Prather H, Gerber LH, Shah J, Sikdar S
PM R. 2015 Jul; 7(7)719-20. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.06.009.

PMID:
    26188778
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Are Elite Female Soccer Athletes at Risk for Disordered Eating Attitudes, Menstrual Dysfunction, and Stress Fractures?
Prather H, Hunt D, McKeon K, Simpson S, Meyer EB, Yemm T, Brophy R
PM R. 2016 Mar; 8(3)208-13. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.07.003.

PMID:
    26188245
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Managing hip pain in the athlete.
Prather H, Colorado B, Hunt D
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014 Nov; 25(4)789-812. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.06.012.

PMID:
    25442159
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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